Western Australia’s spectacular coastline is your constant companion on the Cape to Cape Track, an iconic walking trail that runs along the Leeuwin-Naturaliste ridge. From sweeping clifftop views to spectacular sandy beaches and ancient forests, the track linking the lighthouses at Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin rewards long-distance hikers and daytrip ramblers alike with some of the Margaret River Region’s most sensational scenery.
The Margaret River Region is just under three hours’ drive from Perth, while its gateway coastal town of Dunsborough, perched on the turquoise-tinged Geographe Bay, is just minutes from the starting point of the track at Cape Naturaliste. From this historic lighthouse, the epic trail unfurls 135 kilometres until it reaches the imposing lighthouse at Cape Leeuwin.
Tackle the entire trail in five to seven days – either solo or as part of a guided tour – or embark on a shorter section of the track over a few hours or a day.
As you traverse the track, you’ll be enthralled by spectacular coastal and forest scenery, and an ever-changing display of colourful wildflowers and native flora. Kick off your walking boots for a refreshing dip in the Indian Ocean, gaze in awe at towering karri forests and take in clifftop views of ancient rock formations. Between September and December, spot migrating humpback whales keeping you company in the waters below.